Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Just Breathe!

We are scheduled to sign the realtor contract for selling our current house this Wednesday evening. Then one month until the listing goes up.

I have a lot of goals for this year but I think the overriding one is to just BREATHE. BREATHE through the stress of being out of control of the pace of events. BREATHE through the uncertainties of how all these changes will work out. BREATHE through my fears about driving cross-country with a dog with health issues. BREATHE & don't eat comfort food when finding my mind blank and blood pressure rising. BREATHE through the anxieties of potentially owning two houses at once with massively depleted bank accounts and double monthly home expenses.

I am confident it will all be fine in the end, but the process of getting there is huge and could be overwhelming if I let it be. I know from moving before and from leading large work projects that one step at a time with a good plan gets it done. Now if it were just that easy to address the emotional parts of life upheavals - even ones that are sought out!

On the check that off front, the main bath remodel is finished! We are not happy with some things but we won't be living with it LOL. It does look great - no longer stuck in the early '70s.

For those of you who wanted to see the finished product here it is. The goal was to have it be seen as a guest bath with a spa feel but still fit in with our 1941 house. Why do tiny spaces cause so much money to remodel?!!!







10 comments:

  1. Lovely! Looks very spa-like. Great job! Yes, just breathe. We moved to a different state a little over a year ago - drove two cars, both stuffed to the max, one with a very cross cat, hoping to outrun winter weather. It was very challenging but we made it and so will you! Do you do yoga? Look up Waterfall and Legs Up the Wall poses on line. They are great for anxiety and very easy.

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    1. You are right - we will make it. I just like to have a plan to work step by step and so much is out of my control (darn it!). I did do my Pilates/yoga/stretch DVD this morning and need to make that a daily practice.

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  2. The bathroom looks great, and you are so close to your goal! Sending peaceful thoughts your way.

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    1. Thank you very much. At least it is finished in time for the photographer LOL.

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  3. You are so capable, Juhli - you will do fine! Love the bathroom.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. It is the giant leap into the unknown that is stressful I think.

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  4. Such a Lovely bathroom Juhli you must be very pleased with how it turned out.

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    1. Yes we are and hoping it makes a difference in selling.

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  5. The Bathroom looks nice! A move is a huge step at any age and stage of life. How exciting for you and this new chapter of your life!

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    1. Thanks - even our realtor was impressed with the bathroom. In the end we probably won't walk away with more $ after deducting what we spent but hopefully the house will be more competitive and sell faster. I am starting to get excited about the move which is good.

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